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Gio Ponti showed his versatility

Updated: January 19, 2010, 12:16 AM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Gio Ponti, the winner of the Eclipse Award for champion male turf horse and champion older male, was named for the noted Italian designer (1891-1979) whose influence was widely felt in the worlds of architecture and furniture. In 2009, Gio Ponti fashioned a brilliant campaign that included four consecutive Grade 1 victories, as well as a second-place finish in the richest race in the country, the Breeders' Cup Classic. Like his namesake, Gio Ponti was multi-talented. This was no one-trick pony.

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